South Africa

South Africa has been producing wine since 1659, making it an old new world wine producing nation.  The Western Cape where most winemaking is done, is influenced by the cold Benguela current originating from the South Pole and the warm Mozambique current which flows from the equator.

The wine region's diverse terroir, interwoven with mountain ranges, reservoir of old bush vines and pioneering winemakers create a breeding ground of exceptional wines at all price points.  South Africa is also home to pinotage, a cross between pinot noir and cinsault and chenin blanc is the most-planted white grape variety.